A pedestrian is seen wearing a protective mask in downtown Chicago as fears of COVID-19 rise on Friday, March 20, 2020. Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

All Illinoisans Now Required To Wear Face Coverings In Public, Pritzker Says — And Essential Workers Must Have Them, Too

Illinoisans will have to wear face coverings of some sort when in public and unable to practice social distancing.

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Man, 33, Shot On Lake Park Avenue In Hyde Park

The man was shot in the shoulder and hand near The Promontory.

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The Alley’s Lakeview Storefront Is Closing This Weekend As The Iconic Counterculture Store Pivots To Online

Owner Mark Thomas said the Alley has "actually done well" since the coronavirus pandemic hit, but it needs to pivot to the online store because "the future is the internet."

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30 More People Killed By Coronavirus In Illinois As 2,257 Cases Reported

Among the victims were seven people in Cook County. At least 8,538 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois.